Please respond to questions from both of the following scenarios:
An individual who looks different than you (color, age, ethnicity, disability, or orientation) comes into your favorite dining establishment. Some of the restaurant staff treat him or her poorly, providing lesser service to the individual. You hear snide (off-color) remarks being made by staff and fellow patrons. What action do you take?
Similar scenario, though instead of a restaurant, it is coworkers mistreating a coworker who is visibly different than they are. What actions would you take, and why? Please explain.
Unit Resources Chapter 8: Native Americans and Multi-Racial Group Members, pp. 226-242
Prejudice and Discrimination A teenage girl walks into a privately owned coffee bar. Within a few minutes, several people are in line behind her. Her turn comes, and the barista passes right over her and helps the customer behind her. She realizes the place is busy and does not say anything at first. The barista continues to help the people behind her in line. Nobody stands up for the girl. The other patrons receive their orders. After several customers after her are helped, the teenage girl asks the barista to take her order. The barista ignores her. The other baristas making drinks observe what is going on and say nothing. She tries again to get the barista to take her order. The barista ignores her. She exits the line. As she looks around, she is the only person whose appearance looks to be of her heritage in the coffee bar. A sign over the register states: “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” She gets several sideways glances as she walks out of the shop. Discrimination and prejudice come in all shapes and sizes. Bias and separation are available in all colors, genders, and cultures. Misperceptions, assumptions, and justifications can be faulty. How we choose to understand those who appear or behave differently will have a greater impact on ourselves and those around us. An infant does not innately hate or judge others at birth. The infant will learn through his or her senses what is acceptable. As the child grows, he or she will learn based on experiences and social influencers. These influencers will be parents, relatives, and care providers. The young child will learn through observation of those who are part of his or her community and society. The child will learn how to treat others or what will be expected from media. From these outlets, the individual will begin to formulate his or her own model of beliefs. Children will form opinions and insights based on those around them. Their teachers, after-school caregivers, and coaches shape their thinking. If we hold someone up as if they are of greater value than ourselves, we will emulate this person’s life. If we do not know people or what they are like, we will compare them to what we know (Heck & Krueger, 2016). It is from this comparison that we will form our perception. The person born after 1945 in the United States does not know what a World War is like—other than what he or she reads or studies. The young person born in late 2001 or later only knows a world after the events of 9/11. He or she only knows the United States in the War on Terror. The individual born in a small village that is remote to general society in Korea will only know this way of life. He or she may be told that those living in cities are out to hurt or cheat people. The individual from the country will bring this perspective and be prone to be suspect of anyone from the city. The child living